Tell and Testify


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Testify and tell are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Testify" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
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Testify verb – To make a solemn declaration under oath for the purpose of establishing a fact.
Tell and testify are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Testify".
Synonyms for Testify

Common collocations

time tell time testify time
version tell version testify version
anybody tell anybody testify anybody
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Testify or Tell. 2016. Accessed October 25, 2020.

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